Analysis of visible mutations induced by x rays and ethyl methanesulfonate in mature spermatozoa of drosophila melanogaster
Romanova, N.I.; Aslanyan, M.M.; Kim, A.I.
Biologicheskie Nauki (Moscow) (3): 91-95
ISSN/ISBN: 0470-4606 Accession: 004744926
The recessive visible mutations spectrum of chromosome II induced by X-rays and ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS) in mature D. melanogaster spermatozoa was studied. Treatment of both mutagens resulted in mutations in all 5 genes in stock mei-9Li and only 4 in D-32. The comparison of mutation frequencies of the same genes in 2 stocks under EMS-treatment demonstrated the statistical differences of mutation frequencies j, pr, cn of 2 stocks, genes b and vg did not differ. Under the influence of X-rays the differences were observed only for gene b. In stock D-32 the mutation frequency differs from the control for b and vg (EMS treatment) and j, pr, vg (under the action of X-rays), in mei-pLi.sbd.the mutation frequency of all 5 genes (under the X-rays) and 4 of 5 genes (EMS treatment).